We had just one night at The Taj Palace after a heavenly 4 nights in a peaceful Kasbah in the foothills of the Atlas Mountains.
You could not get two different properties. Both amazing for different reasons.
The Taj is truy a Palace, and the only word is Awesome.
Imbecible service, from the orientation by our personal butler Nazir, and every departmental manager that greeted us during our visit. All staff were excellent.
Food - well the Mantra restaurant offers Japenese and Indian Cuisine. As we only had one night here we opted for the Indian and were not disappointed. The waiting staff explained all dishes and they were gorgeous.
The pool area is lovely and the same depth all around. There were two smaller seperate pools for kids, but there were not any there during our visit.
There are Palace rooms and Riad Rooms (set in 4 Riad building around the pool and near to the Spa (not open at time of writing).
We had a Palace Room with a pool and Atlas view (503) which was also imense. 80sq metres which was the entrance and cloak area (with Nespresso machine) then an opulent bedroom with massive bed, silks and beautiful wooden floors, the terrace has a kingsize daybed, a couple of armchairs and a fgreat view.
Then there is a bathroom with double sinks, dressing table and a seperate dressing room, and a seperate WC and sep showeroom.
Spoilt for space in the lead in rooms!
There are also some suites which I didnt see, and the Royal Suite takes up the 2nd floor of the Palace.
Not for the fainthearted cost wise though, but as you would expect for this calibre of property.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Serenely nestled between the soothing Palmeraie landscape of palm and olive trees and the awe-inspiring Atlas Mountains, Taj Palace Marrakech has been meticulously crafted with a vivid blend of Moroccan, Indian and Moorish themes that unfold from a magnificent Palace block to the four exclusive and expansive Riads. With its five glorious alabaster-white domes resting atop the luxuriant main building, the Taj Palace Marrakech is regal and resplendent in this breathtaking Moroccan landscape. The hotel unfolds like a beautiful painting from galleries of hand painted frescoed wood ceilings and ornaments, restaurants of rich colours and texture, to the serenity and calmness of the Jiva Grande Spa. The high vaulted lobby, highlighted by a sparkling 22 meter chandelier centerpiece and three kilometers of gold leaf adorning various ceilings, cornices, furniture and ornaments, makes this a truly royal experience. This palatial desert oasis features 161 well-appointed, spacious guest rooms, including 25 luxurious suites, spread between the magnificent main Palace and four exclusive Riads. All rooms and suites enjoy stunning views over the Atlas Mountains, the Palmeraie desert landscape or the calming pool and gardens.Our celebrated chefs have gathered the finest ingredients that span the Moroccan, Mediterranean, Indian and Pan-Asian in one unique destination. Our guests can wine and dine in some of the most stylish and charismatic restaurants and bars in Marrakech, whilst the legendary Taj service makes every moment memorable. The hotel houses the renowned Jiva Grande Spa spread across 3,800 square meters with 14 treatment rooms & two extensive hammams in line with the Moroccan tradition. The Jiva Grande Spa is a concept which brings together the wisdom and heritage of the Indian philosophy and wellness. The spa experience includes Indian therapies, signature Moroccan experiences, Ayurveda, yoga and meditation. The Yoga Temple further enhances the overall experience. ... more less
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